Demon's Curse

Demon's Curse

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by Alexa Egan
     
 

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She holds the key . . .

One of the mythical race of shape-shifting Imnada and a member of an elite military unit, Captain Mac Flannery suffers under a ruthless curse. As the result of a savage massacre on the eve of Waterloo, he and the men he served with are forced to live the hours of darkness trapped as their animal aspects. Now one of them…  See more details below

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She holds the key . . .

One of the mythical race of shape-shifting Imnada and a member of an elite military unit, Captain Mac Flannery suffers under a ruthless curse. As the result of a savage massacre on the eve of Waterloo, he and the men he served with are forced to live the hours of darkness trapped as their animal aspects. Now one of them has been murdered, and Mac suspects the existence of the Imnada may finally have been discovered. His only link to unearthing the truth—Bianca Parrino, the beautiful actress whom every man desires.

. . . to his forbidden desires

Forging a new life for herself after escaping the clutches of her abusive husband, Bianca is again drawn into violence when a dear friend is brutally murdered and she becomes a suspect. Forced to place her trust and her life in Mac’s hands as they flee a determined killer, Bianca cannot deny she is falling for the mysterious soldier. But will his dark secrets tear them asunder? Or will love be the key to breaking even the cruelest of spells?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In a colorfully imagined version of 1816 Britain, the Imnada race of shape-changers keep their existence secret from humanity and from the Fey-blood, who believe them extinct after a battle centuries before. After exiled Imnada soldier Adam Kinloch is killed. his brother-in-arms Mac Flannery comes to London and meets actress Bianca Parrino, suspected of Adam’s murder. Mac soon discovers that Adam’s cure for the curse may lie with the herbalist’s notebook in Bianca’s keeping. Together, they evade the real killer while trying to unravel Adam’s research. Newcomer Egan beautifully paces the slow evolution of Bianca and Mac’s relationship, from guarded cooperation through competent alliance to trust and affection, and there’s a striking beauty in the scenes that depict Mac in panther form. The complex possibilities in the relationships between the races will leave readers eagerly anticipating future volumes. (Jan.)
Romantic Times
"Replete with dark, sensuous and honorable characters and a fast-paced, intricate plot, this highly romantic and exciting story is a winner. 4 1/2 Stars."
From the Publisher
"Complex world-building and compelling characters. Egan's creatures are sexy, soulful and dangerous!"—Molly Harper, author of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs and How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

Demon's Curse goes straight to the keeper shelf, and I'll make a place beside it for the sequels. One luscious, well told story.”—Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author

Kathryne Kennedy
"Egan weaves a compellingly dark Regency world of shifters, fey, and passion. A richly layered world with beguiling characters and an intriguing plot. Taut with suspense and mystery, this new series is not to be missed. Alexa Egan promises to be a star of the genre!"
Melissa Mayhue
"Nothing beats a well-done paranormal historical and this book is better than well-done. Riveting from the first page to the last, it's filled with characters I want to know better. Egan has created a world I can't wait to get back to!"
Caridad Pineiro
"Sexy shifters, ancient blood feuds, and a heroine who won’t quit her man make DEMON’S CURSE a must read. I could not put it down!"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451672947
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
386,127
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

Melissa Mayhue
Nothing beats a well-done paranormal historical and this book is better than well-done. Riveting from the first page to the last, it's filled with characters I want to know better. Egan has created a world I can't wait to get back to!

Meet the Author

Alexa Egan lives in Maryland with a husband who's waiting impatiently for her fame and fortune to support them in a new and lavish lifestyle, three children for whom she serves as chauffer, cook, nurse, social secretary, banker, and maid (not necessarily in that order), one cat, one dog...and twenty-seven fish. You can find her at her website AlexaEgan.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlexaEganBooks, or on Twitter at Twitter.com/AlexaEganBooks.

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Demon's Curse 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Schemar More than 1 year ago
I'm not someone who reads a lot of this genre, but found this to be an enjoyable and engaging story. Ms. Egan is an excellent writer who crafted a suspenseful plot with well-developed and interesting characters. Look forward to the next in the series.
shannschoice More than 1 year ago
"With a historical setting, the first installment in this shifter series by Alexa Egan was absolutely fascinating! I love that there are not only shifters, but fey as well. I love that she has painted a brilliant world with an unforgettable cast of characters. I love the intense suspense and the beautiful romance. I love the extremely steamy and sexy scenes between our hero and heroine. Bianca and Mac are the two main characters in the story. Bianca is strong, confident and determined. Mac is funny, sexy (he’s a panther… hello!), protective and sweet. Their romance is red hot and has just enough drama to keep you hoping they find their HEA. Some of the secondary characters in the book are wonderful, and I sincerely hope that they find their way into future books with their own journeys to happiness. Paranormal fans out there do yourselves a huge favor and pick this up. I promise, you will not be disappointed! Reviewed by Marie for Cocktails and Books
CrossroadReviews More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me from the first pages. The action never let's up and the plot will both suck you in and drive you crazy with yummies. This book has so many creatures. From shifters to fey this book had it all.  "*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Demon’s curse written by Alexa Egan is her debut book. Four comrades at arms have to clean up the mess, the mess only one of them made, but with his death two years later they find that they will pay, and pay dearly. He was protecting their clans, their people from an ancient enemy, but it cost the four more than they ever planned. They are cursed, now clan-less, now broken from all they hold dear. They are Cursed to transform against their will breaking all bonds of nature, of their goddess, tortured monthly being stuck between. Adam is now dead and Mac is the only one wanting to solve the mystery or so he thinks until he meets her. An actress, an ice woman, from America, haughtily beautiful, intelligent, and full of strength, he was not prepared to face her, to love her. Wow what a great beginning, and an intrigue to read. This book opens a whole new world, and I will patiently wait for the sequel Shadow’s curse.
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glstan98 More than 1 year ago
Didn't like this book, it wasn't all what I was expecting. The story was to long and drawn out.